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Rams’ 2006 NAIA Championship Win Makes 'Great Moments'List

01.06.2012 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

The buzzer beating shot that clinched the 2006 national championship for the Texas Wesleyan Rams men basketball team was featured in a Kansas City Star article Thursday.

Ben Hunt ’07, who nailed the three-pointer as time expired in the 2006 NAIA championship game, is interviewed in the article. 

“I was lucky that particular time. I made it on the first try,” Hunt said. “You’re in that moment, and at that point in time, you realize it’s the moment, and it’s time to hit it.”

The NAIA celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship tips off at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., March 14-20. The NAIA will roll out one top tournament moment each day leading up to the tournament. 

Where will Hunt’s shot be placed in the top 75? Check back often as the NAIA counts down the top 75 moments in Division I men’s basketball. Go here to see the announcement each day of the Top 75 Countdown.

The NAIA will also be selecting a 75th Anniversary Team (coaches and players). Rams fans can vote for Hunt as well as 2006 Tournament MVP Evan Patterson. The ballot closes Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Click here to cast your ballot.

To learn more about the 2012 tournament, including ticket information, visit

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